Smartwatches: Are they worth your time?

So, I got a smart watch a few weeks ago after much debate with myself over what to buy, and whether or not I actually needed the thing to be “smart.”  I ended up with a Pebble, and so far, it’s pretty freaking awesome.  If you’re looking for a bulleted summary of this review (and don’t feel like reading about how I …

88% Awesome (maybe more): Guardians of the Galaxy review

There’s a line in the movie where Star Lord claims to have 12% of a plan. After watching the movie, I realize now why he only bothered with 12%. The other 88% of him was filled with awesome, so there was never any need to worry. You know what, I’d give The Guardians of the Galaxy at least a 95% awesome …

The Martian: what hard Sci-Fi should be (book review)

I actually got through this book a month or two ago, but, for some strange reason, didn’t bother writing a review of it.  I don’t know what’s wrong with me, because this book DEFINITELY deserves the attention. Why?  Because it was awesome; that’s why.  Seriously, this book is fantastic, and, despite being an overly critical person, I would have to …

X-Men: What year is it anyway? (movie review)

  My cousin, Tommy, told me not to bother seeing this movie. I’m glad that I didn’t listen to him (sorry Tommy). Four of us went, which included two not-so-nerdy wives. Everyone came out of the theater happy. Don’t get me wrong, the movie has some problems.  I don’t think I’ve actually seen a movie that doesn’t have some flaw, and …

Cosmos is kind of incredible

Neil, you are the man.  If you ever happen to read my humble blog, please know that you’re one of my personal heroes, and I find the work you do (both in and out of a lab) to be truly world-changing. Why do I think all of that about Neil Degrasse Tyson?  The man is on FOX–that’s right, the network …

Read really, really fast

It completely blew my mind today when I saw a news report on Spritz, a new app that helps you read up to 1,000 words per minute (wpm). Yeah, 1,000.  You could read a full length novel pretty damn quick at that speed.  In fact, The Hobbit (which is 95,356 words) would only take you around 70 minutes.  Wow. Curious? …

Thunderstruck!

Holy crap is this awesome! (I first saw this on Geeks are Sexy.) For reference’s sake, here’s the original: